5th Annual Independent Music Awards®

Silver Ship album cover with IMA Winner button

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

We are pleased to announce that Suzanne Ciani's new release, Silver Ship has WON Best New Age Album in the 5th Annual Independent Music Awards.

Winners are selected from thousands of submissions from around the world, representing the growing presence of the independent music community. The IMA awards give heightened visibility to artists who work without the benefit of the marketing power of major labels.

Suzanne Ciani chose to become independent in 1994, after many years signed to a major label, BMG, now Sony/BMG. Five of her masters are still owned by this major label. By choosing to become independent and start her own record label, Seventh Wave, Ciani is able to maintain ownership of her recordings.

“It is a great honor to win this award,” says Ciani. “I have been nominated 5 times for a Grammy in the past, but the distance between independents and majors has been growing and it is more and more difficult to amass the votes for a Grammy without the voting blocks that major labels have.”

Established in 1999 by Music Resource Group, the Independent Music Awards continues to highlight the best music and graphic designs produced by and for Indie artists.

This year’s judging panelists included such distinguished artists and industry professionals as Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Perry, Bill Wyman, and George Clinton.
All winners can be viewed and heard at www.MusiciansAtlas.com.

CLICK HERE to buy Suzanne's Silver Ship today.
"Silver Ship allows us to take a new course to a familiar and yet, all too elusive destination of beauty and passion."
Rating: Excellent -5 star rating
reviewed by RJ Lannan on 9/29/2005

"Ciani's been at the top of her craft since Velocity of Love in 1984. The crystalline Silver Ship floats there, too."
Johnny Loftus, All Music Guide - ALLMUSIC.COM

"Silver Ship earns my highest recommendation and is unquestionably one of the best recordings that will be released this year."
Bill Binkelman - Wind and Wire REVIEW

"Silver Ship
gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, without another moments' thought!"
Issue # 75, October, 2005

Silver Ship: the worst thing you can say about a Ciani record is that it’s good, and this is way better than good.
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher - Midwest Music Recap

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